Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov

Heart of a Dog

Mikhail Bulgakov with Mirra Ginsburg (Translator)

fiction classics reflective sad medium-paced

123 pages | first published 1925

Description

Mikhail Bulgakov's absurdist parable of the Russian Revolution.A world-famous Moscow professor -- rich, successful, and violently envied by his neighbors -- befriends a stray dog and resolves to achieve a daring scientific first by transplanting i...
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Moods

dark 82%
funny 69%
reflective 39%
mysterious 26%
sad 21%
adventurous 17%
challenging 17%
tense 17%
lighthearted 8%
emotional 4%
informative 4%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 39%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 33% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

No: 61% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.91